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Old November 16, 2018, 02:47 AM   #26
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Springs are funny things- as long as they are flexed inside their design parameters, they have almost infinite life. Flex then outside those parameters, and things go south quickly.
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Old November 18, 2018, 07:04 PM   #27
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I've had it happen to me once. Luckily I was just testing at the range when it happened... That's when I learned about the pinch problem and its cure. I think once you 'fix' it right, there is much less chance of having a breakages. Personally I had no problem with the 'OM' revolvers that didn't have a transfer bar (one less that could break)... but that's just me.
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Old November 22, 2018, 06:17 PM   #28
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After looking at that link and how to test if your transfer bar needs to be fitted better I had to go check all my Ruger single actions. None of them have the pinch. And I have a single six from 1961 that has the new lockwork, A new model SS, two 32 mags and a 44 SBH and Ruger got it right on all of them.
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Old November 25, 2018, 01:23 PM   #29
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In years gone by I owned a lot of Ruger "old models". One in particular, a Flat-top 44 Mag, I bought used and it had seen a fair amount of shooting. I owned it for between 10 and 15 years and put a lot of rounds through it (cast bullet reloads of Elmer's specs - 250g SWC over 22g 2400). Nothing ever broke and the fellow deputy I eventually sold it to was still shooting it after he retired.

Oh! And I dry fired that thing all the time. Probably a ratio of 3 dry fires for every live round fired. But according to the lawyers and the safety Nazis that gun wasn't safe. Too bad.

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